Salem Area Mass Transit District

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2017 Cherriots Logo.png
Headquarters 555 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301
Area served Salem-Keizer Metropolitan Area and Marion and Polk Counties in Oregon.
Founded November 6, 1979
Fleet size 64 (Cherriots Local Bus)
15 (Cherriots Regional)
46 (Cherriots Lift)
5 (Cherriots Shop and Ride)
Number of routes 22 (Local)
7 (Regional)
2 (Trippers)
Ridership 3,010,505 (2015)
Union ATU Local 757
Website www.cherriots.org

Salem Area Mass Transit District, known as Cherriots, provides transit and paratransit service to the city of Salem, Oregon and Marion and Polk counties.

Routes

Cherriots Local

Routes & Schedules

  • All Local routes run every weekday except certain holidays, and run from approximately 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM.
  • Routes in Red are Frequent routes with 15 minute frequencies.
  • Routes in Blue are Standard routes with 30-60 minute frequencies.


Cherriots Regional

  • Cherriots Regional provides regional express service throughout rural Marion & Polk Counties. These also run every weekday except certain holidays.
  • Routes in Dark Blue are regional routes with limited service.


Special Trippers

  • 9192 - Garten / Rockwest

Fares

Current

Facilities

Administration Office (Courthouse Square)

  • Address: 555 Court St. NE Suite 5230, Salem, OR 97301
  • Email: info@cherriots.org
  • Phone: 503-588-2424
  • Fax: 503-566-3933

Del Webb Garage

Courthouse Square Transit Mall

  • Address: 220 High St. NE Salem, OR 97301
  • Email: info@cherriots.org
  • Phone: 503-588-BUSS

Keizer Transit Center

West Salem Transit Center

Cherriots Local Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Exterior Interior Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-112 Salem-Keizer Transit 112-a.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 105 Interior-a.jpg 12/2002 OBI Orion VII
35' CNG
(07.502)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R5
  • All units retanked.
  • 101-110 retired.
113 Salem-Keizer Transit 113-b.jpg 10/2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
114-122 Salem Area Mass Transit District 122-b.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 117 Interior-a.jpg 1/2008 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
123-126 Salem Area Mass Transit District 124-b.jpg 3/2011 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
127-130 Salem Area Mass Transit District 130-b.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 130 Interior-a.jpg 3/2012 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
201-212 Salem-Keizer Transit 209-a.jpg Salem-Keizer Transit 209 interior-a.jpg 12/2002 OBI Orion VII
40' CNG
(07.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R5
  • All units retanked.
  • 201-203, 207-209 retired.
213-214 Salem-Keizer Transit 213-a.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 214 Interior-a.jpg 2004 OBI Orion VII
40' CNG
(07.501)
Cummins Westport
C Gas Plus
Allison B400R5
  • VINs indicate that these were built with Detroit Diesel Series 50G engines.
  • Used on Cherriots Regional 1X commuter route and features commuter configuration with luggage racks, high back seats, and Free Wi-Fi.
  • Operated by Cherriots.
215-222 Salem Area Mass Transit District 220-b.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 222 Interior-a.jpg 6/2005 OBI Orion VII
40' CNG
(07.501)
Cummins Westport
C Gas Plus
Allison B400R5
  • 216 and 217 retired due to higher than average mileage.
  • 219 retired due to fire damage suffered in late 2018.
223-226 Salem-Keizer Transit 226-a.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 223 Interior-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
227-234 Salem Area Mass Transit District 227-a.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 232 Interior-a.jpg 3/2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
1801-1806 Salem Area Mass Transit District 1805-a.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 1801 Interior-a.jpg 7/2018 Gillig Low Floor
35' CNG
(G31B102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
Voith D864.6 All units are now in service.
1851-1856 Salem Area Mass Transit District 1856-a.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 1851 Interior-a.jpg 7/2018 Gillig Low Floor
40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
Voith D864.6 All units are now in service.
1901-1904 Salem Area Mass Transit District 1904-a.jpg Salem Area Mass Transit District 1904 Interior-a.jpg 3/2019 Gillig Low Floor 35' CNG
(G31B102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
Voith D864.6 1901 entered service on July 8, 2019 on Route 27.
1951-1954 3/2019 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
Voith D864.6 1951 entered service on July 26, 2019 on Route 21.

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Exterior Interior Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1955-1956 9/2019 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
Voith D864.6
  • Expected to be delivered in August 2019.[1]
  • Will be used on 1X and will feature commuter style seats with luggage racks and free WiFi.
1957-1963 9/2019 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport
L9N
Voith D864.6 Expected to be delivered in August 2019.[2]

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Year Retired Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
908, 912, 923,
931, 937, 942-943,
950, 961
1982 2005 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
1401-1406 Salem-Keizer Transit 1401-a.jpg 1998 2011 ElDorado National E-Z Rider CNG Cummins B5.9G Allison MT-643
1407-1410 1998 2011 ElDorado National E-Z Rider CNG Cummins B5.9G Allison MT-643 1999 models.
1500-1508 1980 2003 GMC RTS-04
(T7J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 1981 models.
1511, 1514 1966 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-RIPTA 6015 & 6090.
1515 1977 Flxible 35096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Ex-Denver RTD 103.
1527 1972 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Texas Motor Coaches 1263.
1528 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Wichita MTA 6717.
1529-1550 Salem-Keizer Transit 1543-a.jpg 3/1986 2003, 2008, 2012 GMC RTS-04
(T7J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 1985 models.
1551-1555 Salem-Keizer Transit 1552-a.jpg 12/1989 2012 TMC RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
1556 12/1989 2012 TMC RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 1990 model.
1557-1560 Salem-Keizer Transit 1558-a.jpg 4/1992 2016 BIA Orion I 35'
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • All 4 of them were sent to Yamhill County Transit Area (YCTA) in late winter/early spring 2016.
  • They were in the contingency fleet until then.
  • The 4th one was used as a parts bus.
1601-1616 1966 1986 GMC TDH-3501 GMC Toro-Flow
  • Formerly numbered in 600's.
  • 16 units known to have existed, may have been more.
1711-1719 Salem Area Mass Transit District 1719-a.jpg 1/1984 2003, 2005, 2008 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 1717 and 1719 to Columbia County Rider, same numbers. Bought in May 2008.
1819 Salem-Keizer Transit 1819-a.jpg 2002 12/29/2017 Ford

Starcraft Bus

E-350

Allstar

Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Ford 4R100
  • Used to be used on West Salem Connector.
  • Ex-CherryLift 819.
1821 Salem-Keizer Transit 1821-a.jpg 2003 12/29/2017 Ford

Champion

E-350

Challenger

Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Ford 4R100
  • Used to be used on West Salem Connector.
  • Ex-CherryLift 821.

Cherriots Regional Fleet

  • Note: These buses are operated by MV Transportation under contract.
  • These buses are used exclusively on Route 10X, 20X, 30X, 40X, and 50X.

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
303-304 Salem-Keizer Transit 304-a.jpg 2009 Ford

Champion

E-450

Challenger

Ford Triton
305 2010 Ford

Champion?

E-450

Challenger?

306-307 Salem Area Mass Transit District 307-a.jpg 2012 Ford

Elkhart Coach

E-450

GC-II

355-357 Salem-Keizer Transit 357-a.jpg 2006 Champion CTS RE Cummins ISB Allison 2000 355 and 356 are retired.
358-359 Salem Area Mass Transit District 358-a.jpg 2010 Champion CTS RE Cummins ISB Allison 2000
  • 3 units.
  • Unknown fleet numbers & year.
360 Salem-Keizer Transit 360-a.jpg 2010 International

Champion

3200

Defender

Maxxforce DT Eaton-Fuller Hybrid System
361-363 Salem Area Mass Transit District 361-a.jpg 2018 Blue Bird All American RE Cummins ISB6.7 Allison B300R 361 and 363 entered service on July 19, 2018 on Route 10X.

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Year Retired Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
350 2002 Freightliner

Starcraft

S2

Star Cruiser

351-352 2003 2017 Freightliner

Starcraft

S2

Star Cruiser

353-354 Salem Area Mass Transit District 354-a.jpg 2004 2018 Freightliner

Champion

S2

Defender

2002 Ford

Goshen

E-450

GC II

2 units, unknown fleet numbers.

2004 Ford

Starcraft

E-450

Allstar

3 units, unknown fleet numbers.

Cherriots LIFT Paratransit

  • These buses are operated by MV Transportation under contract.

All Time Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
814-820 2002 Ford

Starcraft

E-450

Allstar

Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Ford 4R100
  • All units retired.
  • 819 renumbered to 1819 and used on West Salem Connector.
821-826 2003 Ford

Champion

E-450

Challenger

Ford Powerstroke V8 6.0L Ford 4R100
  • All units retired.
  • 821 renumbered 1821 and used on West Salem Connector.
827-831 2008 Chevrolet

Elkhart Coach

Express 4500

EC-II

832-833 2009 Ford

Champion

E-450

Challenger

834-837 2010 Ford

Champion

E-450

Challenger

838-854 Salem-Keizer Transit 843-a.jpg 2011 Ford

StarTrans

E-450

Senator

857-861 2007 Ford

Champion

E-450

Challenger

862-865 2013 Chevrolet

Arboc

Express 4500

Spirit of Freedom

866-870 Salem Area Mass Transit District 868-a.jpg 2018 Chevrolet

Glaval

Express 4500

Titan II LF

  • Placed into service in late June, 2018.
  • Features the new Cherriots new paint scheme.
871-875 2019 Ford

ElDorado

E-450

Advantage

1401-1407 (2nd) 2014/2015 Mobility Ventures MV-1 Ford 4.6L V6 Ford 4R75E
1502 (2nd) 2008 Chevrolet Uplander Chevrolet Chevrolet 4T65-E

Cherriots Shop & Ride Shuttle

All Time Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
502-503 2007 Ford

Elkhart Coach

E-450

EC-II

Ford Ford 4R100
504 2010 Ford

Elkhart Coach

E-450

EC-II

Ford Ford 4R100
552 2019 Ford

ElDorado

E-450

Advantage

Possibly more units.

References

  1. Cherriots Board of Directors Meeting - May 24, 2018 (video time: 34:33-46:57), cctvsalem / YouTube. Retrieved on April 2, 2019.
  2. Cherriots Board of Directors Meeting - May 24, 2018 (video time: 34:33-46:57), cctvsalem / YouTube. Retrieved on April 2, 2019.

External Links

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Fleet
Cherriots Bus 101-112 113 114-122 123-126 127-130 201-212 213-214 215-222 223-226 227-234
On Order Cherriots Bus 131-136 235-240
Retired Cherriots Bus 908, 912, 923, 931, 937, 942-943, 950, 961 1401-1406 1407-1410 1500-1508 1511, 1514 1515 1527 1528 1529-1550 1551-1555 1556 1557-1560 1601-1616 1711-1719 1819 1821
Cherriots Regional 351-352 353-354 355-357 358-359 360
Cherriots Lift 814-815, 817, 819 821, 823-826 827-831 832-833 834-837 838-854 857-861 862-865 1401-1407 (2nd) 1502 (2nd)
Routes
Local 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 26 27
Regional 1X 10X 20X 30X 40X 50X PCF
Special Tripper 91 92
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